Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators amongst Florida areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,150
25th Percentile Wage
$27,450
50th Percentile Wage
$31,870
75th Percentile Wage
$37,190
90th Percentile Wage
$42,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $42,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,870
1.47% 4.46%
2016
$31,400
3.44% -
2015
$30,320
-1.42% -
2014
$30,750
0.52% -
2013
$30,590
0.46% -
2012
$30,450
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Florida ranges from $25,370 to $38,090. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Florida is Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach with a median annual salary of $38,090. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Port St Lucie (mean annual salary $36,040). The lowest paying area is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $25,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$38,090
Port St Lucie
$36,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$34,620
Naples-Marco Island
$34,370
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$34,310
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$33,930
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$33,220
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$33,170
Jacksonville
$33,040
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$32,790
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$32,540
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$32,490
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$32,420
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$31,350
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$31,260
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$30,940
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$29,960
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$28,940
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$28,860
Tallahassee
$27,330
Gainesville
$25,370




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